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August 23rd, 2010
05:22 AM ET

Are your eggs safe?

The FDA has a complete list of recalled eggs, their expiration dates, and brands. Check the situation in your state. Here are safety tips.

Washington (CNN) - The companies that have recalled more than half a billion eggs following a salmonella outbreak fell short of safety standards at their farms, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said Sunday.

"There's no question these farms involved in the recall were not operating with the standards of practice we consider responsible," Hamburg told CNN.

She said "about 1,000" people have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak that federal regulators have traced back to two Iowa egg producers. One of those companies said Sunday it is "devastated" by the possible connection between its product and salmonella.

Hillandale Farms of Iowa announced Friday it was recalling more than 170 million eggs. Another 380 million have been recalled by another Iowa producer, Wright County Egg, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration linked the eggs to an outbreak of salmonella that has sickened hundreds of people nationwide.

"We are devastated that our eggs have been implicated in making people sick," Hillandale Farms, one of the largest U.S. producers, said in a statement issued Sunday. "We have never had a product recall in our 45-year history, and it flies in the face of our mission to provide wholesome, nutritious food for the American public. We regret that anyone might have become ill, and the concern and disruption this has caused our customers."

The eggs were shipped to 17 states across the country. The company said it would work with the FDA to review its "every phase of our operation" and fix any problems. Read more

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  1. Ruth Haskins

    I bought the Sunny Meadows eggs P1809 211 from Wal-Mart. Are these on the list? I didn't see them but, I have eaten a few over the last week(cakes, sandwiches) On Friday morning I had nausea and diarrhea. I was alright later on in the day. Now this morning(Monday), I once again have nausea , diarrhea and sore muscles but no fever. This time it is staying with me.

    August 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm |
  2. uyeda

    I have bought eggs from Wal-Mart under the name of Best Choice. How do I know that these eggs were repackaged under the Best Choice name and actually came from one of the farms distributing eggs contaminated with samonella?

    August 23, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  3. James Marrison

    How can we know who produced most food products. I go to Walmart and read the labels before purchasing. Most say DISTRIBUTED BY WALMART OR SOME OTHER COMPANY. Do they think we do not have a right to know who produces the food product we eat. Some of the Walmart products may be from China or other countries with no food manufacturing standards.....????????????

    August 23, 2010 at 7:53 am |
  4. Virginia Newman

    Peanut butter, tomatoes, pet eggs. Maybe we'll all have to grow our own food to be sure we're safe!

    BTW. I'm a huge John Roberts fan...he and John King are the only ones on CNN who are real newsmen...Good Lord...get that biased, no-talent Rick Sanchez off the air!

    August 23, 2010 at 7:45 am |